• Senior Cyber Security Engineer

    Job Locations US-VA-Chantilly
    Job ID
    2018-2330
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    This candidate will be responsible for building, maintaining, and testing the security of critical computer networks. The ideal candidate would have a solid understanding of cyber security and engineering best practices and be able to manage incident handling, incident analysis, processes/methodologies, the development of best practices, strong understanding of adversary processes/methodologies/TTP to include emerging threats, and the ability to develop signatures and countermeasures.

    Candidates must already possess a current and active TS/SCI with Poly clearance to be considered for this position

    Responsibilities

    Support the customer in researching, evaluating, planning, designing, engineering, and delivering cybersecurity solutions

    • Review and ensure compliance with customer security policies and requirements
    • Conduct vulnerability and generic security scans of both systems and networks to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities
    • Analyze and mitigate network-related risks
    • Review new and existing system designs for compliance with security standards and best practices
    • Conduct vulnerability assessments on new and existing systems
    • Lead system and application architects through security acceptance testing
    • Develop plans for vulnerability mitigation
    • Document and communicate security policy to enterprise organizations
    • Develop mitigation plans and security implications for vulnerabilities
    • Provide architectural and technical guidance and recommendations for securing systems and networks
    • Implement securing and hardening recommendations
    • Produce threat reports
    • Provide information security expertise and consulting
    • Implement an information security framework
    • Gain organizational commitment for security plans
    • Plan, design, and implement security-related technologies
    • Ensure new and existing products conform to information security policies, standards, and best practices
    • Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of enterprise operations
    • Review new and existing system designs for compliance with security standards and best practices
    • Conduct vulnerability assessments on new and existing systems
    • Lead system and application architects through security acceptance testing
    • Develop plans for vulnerability mitigation
    • Document and communicate security policy to enterprise organizations
    • Cross-train and mentor other staff members as needed

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Information Technology or related technical discipline
    • 8+ years of successfully implanting advanced cyber security technology in a complex environment
    • 3+ years’ experience with CISCO and Juniper Networks
    • Understanding of networking environment to include networking technologies (routing, switching, VLANs, subnets, firewalls); TCO/IP stack’ Windows operating systems; LINUX/UNIX-based operating systems; common networking protocols; and common enterprise technologies
    • Understanding of IT security principals, technologies, best practices to include logical access control; PKI and other encryption methods; network-based and host-based IDS/IPS; security configuration baselines; auditing; vulnerability discovery and management
    • Ability to work independently to identify errors, pinpoint root causes, and devise solutions with minimal oversight
    • Demonstrated experience in testing and implementing network vulnerability and protection
    • Senior-level knowledge of information security concepts, policy frameworks, and best practices
    • Extensive in-depth technical experience with network infrastructure, operating systems, database, and web applications
    • Information Assurance Certifications (i.e. CISSP, CISA, GIAC, Security +, Certified Ethnical Hacker, etc.)
    • Experience with scanning and elevation tools (Nessus, Retina, Wireshark, NMAP, etc.)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

     

    Desired Qualifications:

    • CISCO CCNA, CCNP or CCIE certified
    • In-depth knowledge of Linux operating system variants
    • Knowledge of scripting language (Perl and/or Bash)

    We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.

     
     

     

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